I bought some fun Easter egg clip art (Clip Art Stand by Tina Anne) and created a simple sight word game to help my preschooler review the words he’s learned. I also made a blank version so you can use the game however you’d like! I call this an Easter file folder game because you can slip the board and cards into a file folder for easy storage.
My Three (soon to be my Four) has learned about 15-20 sight words with the beginning reading series Reading the Alphabet. I’ve written about his reading journey in my posts in which I share free sight word books for kids who are just starting to read.
I decided to create an Easter file folder game to give my Three a colorful way to practice his sight words. It was a hit!
I printed the game board and word cards and gathered 16 clear glass gems – you could use any small object to cover up the white circles.
My Three picked up each card, read it (with my assistance if necessary), and found the matching word on an Easter egg.
Then he covered the matching word with a glass gem.
Of course, your child may be learning more challenging sight words – or you may want to give him practice on a different skill.
What are some ways to use this file folder game?
1) Write math problems on cards and the answers on the eggs.
2) Write easy or challenging sight words on the cards with their match on the eggs.
3) Write rhyming word pairs on the cards and eggs.
4) For a preschooler still learning the alphabet, write letters on the cards and eggs. Your child can name the letter on a card and find the matching Easter egg letter.
Got another idea? Let us know in the comments!